Under the directives of Drs. Jacqueline Garner and Ralph Mensah, Integrative Family Dentistry gives detailed diagnoses to manicure mouths in a caring environment. Unlatch designer muzzles for the comprehensive exam, during which a specialist will rove for dental distresses through visual probing, bitewing x-rays, and panoramic film. A polished prophylaxis will restore cleanliness to tooth surfaces and gum lines. After thoroughly exploring the mouth, a dentist will report any signs of maladies, cavities, or misplaced car keys.
With the aim of becoming the Ritz-Carlton of dental offices, Dr. Jean Woods and her staff lavish patients with individualized attention and luxurious amenities during aesthetic and general dentistry services. The staff soothes dentist's-office-related anxieties by blocking out sounds with a Bose headphones system or by painlessly warding off discomfort with a computer-operated local anesthetic. To remove plaque, they use a technique called air abrasion, which eschews harsh drills for compressed air. Whether boosting patients' self-confidence with root-canal therapy or performing general check-ups, the staff uses advanced technology, including intraoral cameras and rotary instruments. Dr. Woods keeps her tools sharp by participating in several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. She also plays an active role within the community by sponsoring the shadowing program, which welcomes future dentists to explore the field and partake in its after-work foosball tournaments.
In 2008, husband and wife Jason and Shanon Rabon saw something was missing from their native city of Charlotte. People who wanted a more brilliant smile to display during dates, weddings, or long commutes couldn't gain one with ease. Usually, whitening one’s teeth requires an expensive visit to the dentist to brighten smiles with a combination of hydrogen-peroxide gel and LED light. Jason and Shanon offer an alternative at their seven Whiten My Smile Now locations, which provide the same treatment at a far lower cost. It’s a convenience that has rapidly ascended in popularity: over 30,000 clients have sought out the service since it opened.
During visits, a technician thoroughly explains the procedure and holds up a mirror while the client brushes the whitening gel directly onto their teeth. This brush-delivery method delves deep into the cracks and nooks of the teeth to evenly lift out discoloration and stains. With gel applied, clients relax in a private area under the LED light for approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, they can check how many shades teeth have brightened by comparing their smiles to a whitening chart.
Dr. Hamid Rouhani of Bright Smiles Family Dentistry knows so much about teeth that he teaches other dentists at the University of North Carolina. But that doesn’t mean he has stopped learning. A consummate student, he continually renews his skills and techniques at the Dawson Academy, soaking up solutions for TMJ, misaligned teeth, and cosmetic concerns. Even patients with damaged teeth—or no teeth at all—can renew their smiles, thanks to his advanced veneer and dental-implant services.
Dr. Kamran Qureshy draws on more than 10 years of experience as he beautifies bites in an elegant office enhanced by a soothing trickling fountain. Keeping abreast of dentistry advances, Dr. Qureshy continues his education with courses on cosmetics, conscious sedation, dental implants, and tooth cloning. With digital x-rays, Dr. Qureshy snaps accurate images with 80% less radiation than standard x-rays and supervillain x-ray vision. His intraoral camera displays images on an external monitor, which facilitates his search for oral disease and lets patients see any discoveries for themselves. Dedicated to helping others, Dr. Qureshy helped found the Morrisville Community Fund, which sustains 1,000 endowments that support community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions, and scholarships.